Cleaning, Sanding, Sealing – What The Job Entails:
Sealing a block paved patio or driveway has many benefits, over and above looking elegant and stylish! A quality sealer will also protect and secure your paving from the elements and help to reduce usage wear and tear. Block paving is expensive, so sealing it is a sensible thing to do to protect your investment. Block paving can protect your paving from stains such as oil leaks from cars, helps to prevent algae and weeds from growing, lengthens the lifespan of the driveway by binding the jointing sand used and reduces the level of fading and wear, preserving the colour of your paving.
Cleaning and sealing a driveway will involve using a pressure washer to remove all traces of weeds, algae and any old stains. Then once the driveway is completely dry and clean, joints are refilled with kiln dried sand if required and all excess sand is removed from the surface. Finally, the sealer is applied using a brush, roller or a squeegee, as per manufacturer’s instructions.
Driveway cleaning, sanding and sealing will typically cost between £8.50 and £12.50 per square metre. but the prices quoted will vary with location, the type of sealant and the size of the drive. The type of sealant used makes a big difference to the price, the most expensive of the sealants on offer is “Resiblock”, but this product comes highly recommended.